Prime Minister Scott Morrison says ‘forever’ lockdowns will do more harm than good to the country, even as he acknowledges concern about infections.

Australia can proceed with its reopening plans when the country reaches 70 to 80 percent vaccination levels, the government’s pandemic modelling adviser said, even as some states hinted they may not ease border curbs if Sydney fails to control its Delta outbreak.

The news comes as New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Tuesday that officials are “having conversations” about giving vaccinated people some extra freedoms as her state hit its six million shot target – about half of the doses needed to vaccinate its adult population. On Tuesday, NSW reported 753 new local cases.

The Melbourne-based Doherty Institute said the

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